13 May 2016

Sunset Boulevard: Close to greatness

The performance of Glenn Close once again elevates this musical version of the Billy Wilder classic.

22 April 2016

Prince, pop’s genius

His dedication to his craft made him one of the greats of popular culture.

15 April 2016

Led Zeppelin on trial: you can’t copyright a cliché

The plagiarism case against Plant and Page reeks of desperation.

1 April 2016

Anomalisa: an uncanny success

Charlie Kaufman’s stop-motion film is among his most human.

12 January 2016

Bowie:
his life, times and transformations

He kept us guessing to the very end.

14 December 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber: hitmaker or hack?

The musical-theatre icon is known for pulling in the punters – but he hasn’t had a hit for decades.

6 November 2015

Randy Newman:
still biting,
still brilliant

Newman’s parade of weirdos and losers is as compelling as ever.

27 August 2015

Do disabled acts need a helping hand?

Christian Butler reports on the Edinburgh Fringe’s new push for inclusivity.